missing media files in Spot's book?

rs170a wrote on 10/19/2004, 1:03 PM
Just got mine now. To echo everyone else, WOW!!!
BTW, I ordered it on Friday from http://chapters.indigo.ca
That's what I call service :-)
Amazon Canada's site still says "This item has not yet been released. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives."

Question for you Spot. I just had a cursory look at some of the veggies on the disc and it seems to be missing media files. I've let the computer do a search but they still come up missing. Is there a site for them somewhere? Thanks.



amemain wrote on 10/19/2004, 2:54 PM
I noticed the same. Possibly intentional?
Tattoo wrote on 11/11/2004, 7:12 PM
I've searched the forum, but this seems to be the only thread about this.

I'm trying to go through the tutorials on the DVD from Spot's Vegas book, but some of the media files are missing. Yes, I had it search the DVD, but some of the media is either not there or named different.

A good example is "wedding.veg", which is referrenced on p. 328 of the book. I don't think ANY of the media files are on the DVD. Am I doing something wrong, or is there a known work-around for this?
Spot|DSE wrote on 11/11/2004, 7:16 PM
I just triple checked, by looking on the authoring computer AND in two different DVDs from two different books. All 3 show the wedding.veg on my side. Look in the folder marked "VegFiles." They are mass reproduced, so if they're on mine, they're on yours.
DGrob wrote on 11/11/2004, 7:51 PM
It's not the veg file that's missing, it's all the media for the veg file that's missing. Darryl
p@mast3rs wrote on 11/11/2004, 8:16 PM
Same thing on several of the vegs with the media required missing. I had at least 5 or 6 and thought maybe they were misnamed but had to start working on another project and havent finished searching for them.
farss wrote on 11/12/2004, 4:48 AM
I'll have to leave this up to SPOT to confirm but yes I think the media is intentionally missing.
Firstly they'd have to secure the rights to any media and secondly it'd take up a LOT of space. I believe this is explained in the book somewhere. All you have to do is substiture your own media.
Tell Vegas to ignore all the missing files and the in the media pool right click and select replace to use your own media. Or else as Vegas tries to open the files select specify a new file or location.
Vidmar wrote on 11/12/2004, 1:51 PM
A quick question for Spot.

I was about to purchase your VASST Bundle: Introduction to Vegas 5 & DVD Architect 2, how does these DVDs compare to whats in your book?

For a beginner, which would you recommend?

Spot|DSE wrote on 11/12/2004, 2:52 PM
First, NOTHING is intentionally missing. There may be some files still where there are links to media where it's a blank media slug, but you can replace those. And the projects in the book don't call out for those.
Second, if there IS anything missing, and we still can't find anything directly missing from the files referenced in the book, you'll find them at http://www.sundancemediagroup.com/training/errata.htm
I did add a grundle of new files that we might have missed on cleanup. I'm working on another book on a new computer, and don't have immediate access to the DVD media, but we checked most of this pretty thoroughly. On the other side of it, we went through this like crazy on the last book and the answer is the same, and is in the read me file as well. Load the veg. Search for missing media on the DVD only.
There are a very few files that use Windows backgrounds and so forth, and some custom computer builds, or special builds like Dell, Sony, and Gateway didn't install these backgrounds. Just use your own media.

Finally, there is an address in the book to send queries to, rather than using website bandwidth for support for the book. It's a little disconcerting to get an email from someone saying they'd posted a question to a particular website, and "how dare I not answer it" when I don't visit that particular site very often. Using the email address that's in the book, or visiting the website pointed to several times in the book, will assure you'll get prompt and personal response.

Vidmar, my presentation style in written form is totally different than my style in video. Explaining a crossfade is explaining a crossfade, but it does come across differently in the two mediums.